The Texans returned to practice on Thursday after a two-day break in advance of their Monday Night Football game at the New York Jets.
Starting right guard
“I think if we asked Ben to do something today, he would’ve done it,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “We are going to get Justin ready to go. Then, I think what we do Saturday is we let Ben go and if he looks fine, then we’re back to our normal deal. I think the key is that Justin gets the reps because Ben is ready to play. He knows what he’s doing. That’s kind of the way we practiced today. We’ll see where Ben is at on Saturday.”
Caldwell looked like he might be out for at least a couple weeks after leaving the Texans’ game against the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter. He has been rotating with rookie
“He’s got a pretty good ankle, but he’s a tough guy,” Kubiak said. “We pushed him through it. He practiced today, but we’re also kind of keeping an eye on him, seeing exactly where he’s going to be come Monday night.”
“Lestar, he looked pretty good running with the trainers, but I think he’s an end-of-the-week decision,” Kubiak said. “Our expectations were that he would miss a couple of games, but he’s come along pretty darn quick. Tate, we’re kind of shooting toward the end of the week. We’ll see what happens.”